A lot of women choose to be independent and career-driven, with or without a significant other. Of course, this decision allows women to establish long-term goals for themselves and to seek self-growth, experience, and self-fulfillment as they work hard to pursue these goals. But once in a relationship, career-driven women should also learn to reconcile their work responsibilities with their responsibilities as a partner. You need to put just as much time and effort into your love life as you do into your work; otherwise, your partner may feel neglected and get the impression that all you care about is your career (and consequently, yourself).

Here are a few tips to remember when striving to balance your career and your relationship:  


For more tips for couples, check these out:


For more on balancing your work and personal life, try these:


(Originally published as "Jolina Magdangal on Giving up Her Career for Marriage + How to Balance Love and Work" on Female Network; photo by Paul Nicholson courtesy of Flickr Creative Commons)

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